I'm a playwright, performer, and now a novelist. I write fantasies and historicals starring outsiders who fight to turn the game around and win on their own terms.
I love historicals of all kinds--as long as the sentences sing, the characters grab me, and the story keeps me turning the pages. Ditto for detective stories and fantasies. I love rereading my favorites, and there are about three dozen books on my shelf that I've just about read to shreds.
"I'll tell you what I want. Magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I don't tell the truth. I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it! " Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire